Eckloff v. District of Columbia
135 U.S. 240 (1890)

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Eckloff v. District of Columbia, 135 U.S. 240 (1890)

Eckloff v. District of Columbia

No. 241

Submitted March 27, 1890

Decided April 28, 1890

135 U.S. 240

ERROR TO THE SUPREME COURT

OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Syllabus

Under the Act of June 11, 1878, 20 Stat. 102, c. 180, the commissioners of the District of Columbia have the power to summarily remove and dismiss from the police force of the District officers and members of that force.

Assumpsit against the District of Columbia, to recover salary alleged to be due the plaintiff as an officer in its police corps. Judgment for defendant, to which this writ of error was sued out. The case is stated in the opinion.

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